How can I tell if I have a termite infestation?
There can be several signs of termite infestation in your home. Seeing winged termites, dead or alive, is a for sure sign that you have an infestation. Mud tubes, a termite’s shelter, is another sign of infestation. These tubes may be around flooring, siding, pipes, or other surfaces. Wood that sounds hollow is a good indicator that there are termites in your home. You may also see pellets or powder left behind by termites.
How do termites get inside my home?
Termites only need a very space to get into your home. They often come through cracks or soil along the foundation of your home, through bricked areas, or around plumbing and pipes. Wood (decks or porches) sitting directly on the ground can also be an invitation to termites.
How can I prevent a termite infestation?
You can prevent termites from coming into your home by keeping your foundation well-drained. Dehumidifying your home is also a good preventative measure. Closing up cracks, holes, or other openings in your foundation, roof, or siding can prevent termites from coming in. Do not place piles of wood, mulch, or cardboard near your house. Keep plants, shrubbery, and the like along your home’s exterior trimmed. Having a preventative plan and maintaining the exterior of your home is very important.
How do you treat a termite infestation?
Termite infestations can be treated in several ways. Wood treatments are mostly preventative for new buildings. Soil treatments are used on the ground underneath and outside your home. They are chemical barrier that eliminates the termites once they come across the treatment. Bait treatment can be used to get rid of a termite colonies inside or nearby your house. The worker termites bring the bait back to the colony and pass it along.
What is the best way to get rid of termites?
Prevention is important to stop infestations from happening in the first place, but the best treatment of termites depends on how badly your home is infested, what type of termites you have, where your home is located, and more. Red Termite can help you decide which treatment is the best option for your home.